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Mark Chivers



  • Roz Colls/Music Matters (Debbie Wiseman Land Girls/Father Brown Investigates/WPC56/The Coroner) for BBC TV plus all pre records for X Factor/Britain’s Got Talent ITVHilary Skewes (Anna Karenina, The Theory Of Everything, nominated for an Oscar)
  • Sylvia Addison Music Solutions Ltd (Katie Melua, Elaine Page, Superstar ITV, Andrew Lloyd Webber, BBC Soundtracks)
  • London Musicians Ltd (Holiday On Ice and several Las Vegas show Soundtracks)
  • London Telefilmonic Orchestra (Myleene Klass Moving On Album- Universal) TV Adverts for (Reebok, Mercedes, Volkswagen and T Mobile, Level 3 and Bailey’s)
  • BBC National Orchestra Of Wales (Doctor Who, The Human Planet, Monsters v Alien) Soundtracks
  • National Symphony Orchestra (various Broadway and West End CD’s for John Japp) 
  • Goldfrapp (Live at Marigny Theatre, Paris and BBC Electric Proms).
  • Peter Gabriel European Tour (Scratch My Back Orchestral Tour).
  • Face Music (Live appearances on X Factor, Popstar to Operastar, Strictly Come Dancing)


  • National Symphony Orchestra (Principal Viola)
  • London Concert Orchestra (Raymond Gubbay- No.2 Job/Co Principal)
  • Orchestra Of The Swan (Core member)
  • British Philharmonic Orchestra (Andy Crompton- Principal Job)
  • LMA Orchestra (Guest Principal)
  • English National Ballet (trial for Principal Viola 2008)


  • BBC National Orchestra Of Wales (No.2),
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra,
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Britten Sinfonia
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Welsh National Opera,
  • CBSO
  • English String Orchestra
  • Halle Orchestra
  • Opera North
  • Viva
  • Manchester Camerata,
  • Northern Chamber Orchestra
  • Locrian Ensemble
  • Oxford Philharmonia Orchestra
  • City Of Oxford Orchestra
  • Adderbury Ensemble,
  • LMA Orchestra
  • Trafalgar Sinfonia
  • English Classical Players
  • Chamber Orchestra Anglia,
  • Merry Opera Company (String Quartet)
  • Musical Associates (Rob Macintosh),
  • RTE Concert Orchestra

TV WORK                        

  • Stars In Their Eyes Live final (ITV 1)
  • Katherine Jenkins/Russell Watson Live DVD’s (Llangollen Eisteddfod/ Margham -Universal)
  • Jeff Wayne’s “War Of The Worlds” Live (Universal Cinema/DVD release)
  • Various Films Miming (Sherlock Holmes Sequel 2010, The Young Victoria 2008, The Duchess 2007, Hilary And Jackie 1998 also The Crown and Bridgerton for Netflix 2018-2021)
  • Various tours for Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Andrea Bocelli, Hayley Westernra, War of The Worlds (All Principal Viola)

CHAMBER MUSIC              

  • Katie Melua (Touring String Quartet)
  • Locian Ensemble and Adderbury Ensemble
  • Masquerade String Quartet (contracted 2015-present with Russell Watson)
  • Mid Wales Opera (2001-2002 season) and Ruskin Ensemble (Touring in 2003)


  • Les Miserables (Stephen Hill touring version) 2000
  • Phantom Of The Opera (Touring version 2012-3/1st Deputy/Cameron Macintosh)
  • Sweeney Todd (West End)
  • Steve Socci Productions (including Idina Menzel concert in the West End)


Several commissions for String Orchestra (Orchestra of the Swan):

  • Suite Espanola by Isaac Albeniz (world premiere arrangement) 2010
  • Christmas Medleys ( 2 Suites)
  • Everything’s Coming Up Roses and In A Sentimental Mood Albums for Masquerade (

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